Russia’s Top Movies: September 2020

Published: October 1, 2020

Like in most places in the world, Russia’s silver screens are dominated by Hollywood’s global blockbusters. Russia’s film industry has struggled with the financial crisis, but it is also capable of producing films that can occasionally compete locally with the American machine. Once a month, SRAS provides a lineup of the top Russian movies in Russia that ranked in the top 10 for weekend box-office take.

Стрельцов – Streltsov – $1,461,974 as of September 27

Eduard Streltsov is a Soviet soccer superstar, compared by the contemporaries to the legendary player from Brazil, Pelé. He seems to have it all – skills, fame, money, love – and enemies too. And what can that lead to?

Вратарь галактики – The Goalkeeper of the Galaxy – $1,398,158 as of September 27

You’ve seen heroes saving the world before, that’s right. But were they playing sports on a galactic scale to do so? Well, this Russian movie is just about that!

Белка и Стрелка: Карибская Тайна – Space Dogs: Tropical Adventure – $319,368 as of September 27

A mysterious and potentially dangerous anomaly is spotted near the Cuban shores. Luckily, the heroic duo of Belka and Strelka, the first dogs to go to space, is there to save the day!

Красотка в ударе – The Beauty’s on Fire – $305,750 as of September 5

A girl who considered herself plain for most of her lifetime, wakes up feeling irresistible. What’s with the change that happened to her?

Мульт в кино – Выпуск 117, Что-то новенькое  – Cartoons in the Cinema, Vol. 117, Something New – $100,528 as of September 27

Мульт в кино is a regular cinema highlight of new cartoons released by the Russian studios. This volume features a continuation of the beloved cartoon Prostokvashino, as well as a brand new cartoon series, The Secrets of the Honey Valley.

About the author

Alex Sitnikov

Alex holds a BA in Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language (RFL) and is currently on his way to get an MA in Translation. He came to Moscow from Tolyatti to study at Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2013 and has been in love with the city ever since. In March 2018 Alex joined SRAS to help coordinate student activities in Moscow. When he’s not occupied with that, Alex likes to play guitar, sing, read, play videogames, and make YouTube videos.

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